Tuesday Tip #2: Long- vs Short-Line Nymphing


Written by: Phil Monahan


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We all wish we could fish dry flies or strip streamers this time of year, but the reality is that, day in and day out, nymph fishing is the most reliable way to catch trout. How you choose to nymph depends on the type of water you’re fishing. Here’s a quick explanation of the differences between nymphing up close with a short line, and casting with an indicator on bigger water.

 

short line nymph

Tom gets it done with a short line and a nymph.
photo by photo courtesy howtoflyfish.orvis.com

 

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